Pistachio Pesto

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Pistachio Pesto

Today we are sharing one of our favorites!

This lovely pesto is fresh and green and full of zesty flavors! We use this pesto in a lot of different ways around our Good Clean Kitchen… Throw it in pasta, dip into it with veggies, toss it in a salad, smear it on a crusty piece of bread, and don't even bother trying to resist eating it straight from a spoon!


2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1/3 cup shelled pistachios
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste


Place the basil, pistachios, garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, zest, and salt into the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth.

We love it served with toasted pistachios, a sprinkle of red chili flakes and drizzle of olive oil.

If you like this recipe, you might also love our Curried Red Lentil Hummus